Park Board Minutes

June 15, 2015

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Park Board was held on June 15, 2015.

I. CALL TO ORDER

Park Board Chair Norman Teigen called the meeting to order at 6:40 pm. 

II. ROLL CALL

Present were Park Board members:  Norman Teigen, Caroline Rinker, Reed Yngve and Abbey Bryduck.  Bob Hatlestad was absent.  Also present was staff liaison Steve Stadler.     

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes for the April 20, 2015 Park Board Meeting:

Caroline Rinker made a motion, seconded by Norman Teigen to approve the April 20 minutes.  The motion passed with a 4-0 vote.          

IV. BUSINESS

  1. Park Board Action Items & Updates

Review & discuss presentation information for the June 18 Open House.  The proposed display boards were briefly discussed – no changes requested. 

Review Oakes Park warming house & picnic shelter design options.  The options were discussed and it was a consensus that option 2 with the overhang seating area was preferred.  

Interlachen Warming House addition project – Stadler informed the Board on the current status – being reviewed by Hopkins Inspections Division. 

Cottageville Park Update.  Stadler provided a project update – the project construction is on-schedule. 

  1.  Warming House staffing proposals

Stadler presented a City of Minnetonka report on staffing levels, skating attendance and costs of the staffing options.  After significant discussion, the Board preferred to go to a full staffing with 10pm closing on Friday and Saturday nights.  It was mentioned that the recent city-wide survey showed srong support for neighborhood skating rinks.  
Caroline Rinker made a motion, seconded by Abbey Bryduck to go to full staffing for the warming houses this next skating season, with the aforementioned 10 pm Friday & Saturday night closings.    

  1. Park Area Assignment Report –
  • Abbey Bryduck:      Hilltop Park, Shady Oak Beach, Shady Oak Nature Area, Minnehaha Creek Preserve - Abbey asked about a flag replacement schedule and a baby changing station at Shady Oak Beach.  Stadler will check on these items and provide an answer.   
  • Bob Hatlestad: Cottageville Park, Oakes Park, Maetzold Field, Hiawatha Oaks - absent
  • Caroline Rinker: Interlachen Park, Burnes Park, Harley Hopkins Park – NTR
  • Norman Teigen: Buffer Park, Park Valley Playground, Valley Park – NTR  
  • Reed Yngve: Downtown Park, Elmo Park, Central Park – Reed mentioned that the Downtown Park is a beautiful park as an entertainment venue.   

V.       NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS:

The next regular Park Board Meeting is 6:30 pm on July 20, 2015. 

VI.       ADJOURNMENT

Abbey Bryduck moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Reed Yngve.  The motion passed 4-0.  The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

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